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Upcoming Webinars from Respondus

“Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams” This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session will include coverage of the … Continue reading

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Using Yellowdig for Classroom Engagement

Yellowdig is an information-sharing and social learning platform that enables classroom engagement through interactive collaboration. Students can learn from each other, anytime, anywhere and from any device. Yellowdig is currently being used by UPenn, Duke, Northwestern, ASU and many other … Continue reading

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Releasing Final Grades to Students

As the Fall semester is winding down, we know that many instructors are wrapping up their grading in Springboard before submitting final grades in My Akron. If you use Springboard to calculate your students’ final grades, you might not be … Continue reading

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Protecting Online Exam Integrity

If you are interested in learning how to protect the integrity of online exams in Springboard in both a proctored and non-proctored environment, then you may be interested in an upcoming webinar from Respondus. The University has a license for … Continue reading

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Changes to Springboard Login

UPDATE [December 2017]: Please note that the URL listed at the bottom of this post for local accounts is no longer valid. The new URL for local accounts (e.g. demo student accounts or, Firstname.Lastname) is: https://brightspace.uakron.edu/d2l/login?noRedirect=1 Later this week, we … Continue reading

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Update to Springboard – Grid View Returns!

This morning, Desire2Learn applied a new service pack to Springboard. There was no downtime associated with the update. In addition to the normal assortment of bug fixes, a few new features were introduced: For instructors and administrators accessing the Table … Continue reading

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Springboard Faculty Steering Committee – Call for Members

We are looking to expand our membership for the Springboard Faculty Steering Committee. By serving on the committee, you can help us to customize Springboard to meet the needs of our faculty and students. The committee consists of faculty members … Continue reading

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WebEx Update on September 5

On September 5, Cisco will be updating WebEx to version 29.8. Included in this release are several highly anticipated changes, namely: Updated interface for Meeting Center WebEx Productivity Tools for Mac Audio improvements for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android clients … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Release Conditions

Of all the lesser-known features of Springboard, release conditions are likely one of the most useful. With release conditions, instructors can selectively release materials to students based on activities that they have completed in other areas of the course. Release … Continue reading

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Highlights from FUSION 2014 – Brightspace

Desire2Learn recently held their annual users conference, called FUSION, in Nashville, TN. Two of the DDS staff were in attendance, and over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of the things we learned. First and foremost was an … Continue reading

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